Nigel McGuinness gained recognition for his stellar matches against the likes of Bryan Danielson and Samoa Joe in Ring of Honor. Unfortunately, a string of injuries forced him into early retirement from active in-ring competition. He transitioned into the role of color commentator and matchmaker for the promotion, a position he held until 2016.

The former ROH Pure Champion joined WWE in 2016. He was also instrumental in putting NXT UK on the map, serving as the brand’s voice until its very demise in 2022. His release came as shock to fans and peers alike. Now, he’s set for his first post-WWE appearance.

Nigel McGuinness will be making an appearance during the PROGRESS during the Super Strong Style 16 Weekend from May 27th to May 29th. The announcement was made during PROGRESS Chapter 150: When The Man Comes Around. Check out the official synopsis here:

It was announced during Chapter 150: When The Man Comes Around, that Nigel McGuinness, will be part of Super Strong Style 16 Weekend.


Nigel McGuinness, is a commentator and retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his time with WWE where he worked as a color commentator for NXT, NXT UK and NXT Level Up. As a wrestler, he is known for his work with Ring of Honor (ROH) in the United States and Pro Wrestling Noah in Japan. He held the ROH Pure Championship for a record 350 days and is a former ROH World Champion, holding the title for 545 days.

He returned to ROH in August 2011 as a colour commentator and retired from in-ring performing on 17 December 2011. He left ROH in December 2016 and signed with WWE soon after, working as a commentator for NXT and NXT UK.

PROGRESS Wrestling is excited to have Nigel as part of the biggest weekend in the PROGRESS Wrestling calendar for the 2023 edition of Super Strong Style 16.

Things are certainly looking exciting for Nigel McGuinness. Stay tuned to Ringside News for more from the world of pro wrestling.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab serves as a news writer at Ringside News. He has covered pro wrestling and sports entertainment for a variety of publications, including Sportskeeda Wrestling, The Sportster, and WrestleZone. Outside of his professional duties, Manik likes to indulge in fiction, thrillers, comics, manga, and anime.

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